Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Matthew 28:18-20

 

 

God has a mission and the local church is His primary means of accomplishing His mission. We absolutely affirm the importance of the local church within God's plan and recognize we have been commissioned by Jesus to reach others so that they too would follow Him.

Mission Membership is designed to acknowledge and recognize the commitment that people in our church community have made to fully engage God's mission on the Westside through Collective Church.

It is our prayer that Mission Membership will help with the following:

  • Align God's people with God's intention for the local church
  • Give people the means to tangibly express their commitment to our shared mission and vision
  • Create new discipleship and equipping opportunities
  • Allow others to assume our presence and participation
  • Build unity among those that have made the same commitment
  • Stimulate spiritual growth

Mission Membership is not about identifying the spiritually elite among us. Not even close. We're all sinners saved by Jesus and at different stages of our spiritual journey. God still chooses to use us in spite our imperfections and we're so glad He does. As we all contribute our part to make a difference in the world for Jesus, we can indeed be a collective church.

 

 

“It is not so much the case that God has a mission for His church
in the world, as that God has a church for His mission
in the world.
Mission was not made for the church; the church was made for mission.”

- Author, Christopher Wright

 

The path to Mission Membership begins with three "discover" classes:

 

discover collective

The history, mission & vision, philosophy of ministry and emphasis of Collective Church.

Monday, Oct 23 @7:00
Risen Church Westside
2948 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

discover doctrine

The theological beliefs of Collective Church
that guide and shape everything we do.

Monday, Nov 6 @7:00
Risen Church Westside
2948 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

discover mission membership

The nature, qualifications, and commitments of Mission Membership at Collective Church.

Monday, Nov 20 @7:00
Risen Church Westside
2948 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Childcare will be provided for those who register in advance and indicate they are bringing their children.